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Michigan City Tree Board Partners with NIPSCO to Give Away Trees


my-michigan-city-cover The Michigan City Tree Board will be partnering again with NIPSCO this year to give away some trees to residents of Michigan City at the opening of the Michigan City Farmers' Market on Saturday, May 4. Please follow this link: https://energysavingtrees.arborday.org/#Home to reserve a 1-gallon or 3-gallon tree.

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Participate in Hammond’s Summer Recreation


Hammond-Parks-2017Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. cordially invites Hammond children, ages 6-11, to enjoy the City of Hammond’s Summer Recreation program. The fun will begin June 10 and go through July 12, weather permitting. This five week program will run Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. - noon. Proof of residency is required via a valid IN driver’s license with your Hammond address or a valid State of IN ID. A birth certificate is needed for each child. Registration is available Monday through Friday at the Hammond Civic Center (5825 Sohl) from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm and the Jean Shepherd Community Center (3031 J.F. Mahoney Drive) from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. There will be NO onsite registration. Hammond Parks & Recreation is not responsible for any child that is not a registered participant.

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The Panhandle Pathway is proof of hard work and collaboration

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The beautiful 22-mile-long Panhandle Pathway stretches from Winamac all the way south to Kenneth. It connects the communities of Star City, Thornhope, and Royal Center along the paved surface.

The trail, once a part of a former Pennsylvania Railroad corridor, has a rich history that continues to develop as others make it a place to grow and play.

It’s important for communities to remember that trails don’t just show up, or their preservation isn’t a natural process. Trails require hard work and collaboration. John Bawcum, president of the Panhandle Pathway, is a focal component of the creation of the Pulaski County Community Development Commission, the group that encouraged the installation of the Panhandle Pathway.

“We started as a group back in 2005 and immediately started working on the trail. It’s...

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2019 Washington Park Annual Parking Sticker Distribution


my-michigan-city-cover The Michigan City Parks & Recreation Department announces that beginning Mon, April 1, Washington Park 2019 parking stickers will be issued at the North Pointe Pavilion in Washington Park, 6 on the Lake, Michigan City, IN 46360. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9 am-4 pm (excluding holidays), and on Saturdays from 9 am-12 noon beginning May 4th through July 27th.

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Announcing the Indiana Dunes National Park


Congressman-Visclosky-HeadshotCongressman Pete Visclosky (D-IN-1), Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R-IN-2), and U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-IN) are pleased to announce that the 61st National Park in the United States and the first National Park for the state of Indiana is the Indiana Dunes National Park.

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Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for "Fort La Play Porte Redesign and Rebuild" Project


Crowdfunding-Campaign-Launched-for-Fort-La-Play-Porte-Redesign-and-Rebuild-Project-2019La Porte residents will soon be able to enjoy the redesigned Fort La Play Porte playground at Kesling Park with a successful crownfunding campaign launched today. The campaign is sponsored by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) and offered through the crowdfunding platform developed by Patronicity. The campaign is led by the City of La Porte Park and Recreation Department, La Porte Park Foundation and Fort La Play Porte Renovation Steering Committee.

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Hammond Sportsplex Welcomes Community to Ring in the Season with Santa

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Hammond’s newest attraction threw open its doors, welcoming parents and children from around the area for a special opportunity: the chance to meet face-to-face with a special someone who is very much in demand this time of year, the man in the red suit himself, Santa Claus!

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Roger Brooks Congratulates Michigan City in Kicking Off Planning for Downtown Civic Plaza

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An intense summer rain did nothing to dampen the spirits of the large group gathered at 7th and Franklin in Michigan City on Thursday evening. Michigan City welcomed back Roger Brooks to kick off the public outreach campaign. Brooks will design the downtown civic plaza being built next year. The plans could include a 10,000 square foot ice rink, a full concert stage, and outdoor areas for games like shuffleboard, chess, and checkers. City representatives hope to host a large series of events throughout the year, from art fairs and concerts to local markets and fitness classes where the community can gather and...

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City of La Porte Park and Recreation Department Announces 2018 Fall Ball Registration Continues


La-Porte-ParksThe City of La Porte Park and Recreation Department announced today 2018 Fall Ball registration continue at the Park Office at 250 Pine Lake Avenue, La Porte.

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Washington Park Lifeguard Hours Change


mc-parksThe Michigan City Parks & Recreation Department announces that beginning the week of Monday, August 13th, 2018, lifeguards will NO LONGER be on duty at Washington Park beach during the weekdays. They WILL continue to be on duty on Saturdays and Sundays through Labor Day weekend from 10am-6pm.

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Pulaski County and Northern Indiana Power from the Past Inc. Lights Up the Past at the 41st Annual Power Weekend

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The amount of history embedded in and around Northwest Indiana is easy to forget thanks to our proximity to Chicago– but some organizations, like Northern Indiana Power from the Past Inc., are dedicated to preserving and highlighting the people and machines that helped make Indiana what it is today. This weekend, Power from the Past hosted their annual Power Weekend at Winamac Town Park, a small peninsula nestled in by Pulaski County’s Tippecanoe River.

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